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Martin Beeler is resident in our New York office.  His practice focuses on bankruptcy, restructuring, and debtor-creditor rights, and includes both transactional and bankruptcy litigation matters.  His clients have included debtors, creditors, secured and unsecured lenders, debtor-in-possession lenders, creditors’ committees, equity holders, chapter 11 trustees, and indenture trustees on defaulted securities.  Mr. Beeler also practices in the areas of mergers & acquisitions and secured finance.

  • Wilmington Trust Company as indenture trustee for $48 billion of bonds issued by Lehman Brothers Holding Inc. and as co-chair of the official creditors' committee in the Lehman Brothers Chapter 11 case.
  • Calyon New York Branch as syndicate agent for senior secured and DIP lenders in the chapter 11 case of Southaven Power, LLC, and in connection with other troubled project financings.
  • Isuzu Motors Company in connection with its North American operations.
  • Wilmington Trust Company, as indenture trustee, as a member of the official committee of unsecured creditors in the FiberMark chapter 11 case.
  • US policyholders opposing solvent schemes of arrangement proposed in the UK by insurers BAIC and WFUM pools.
  • A major retailer, as a vendor endorsee under insurance policies, in contesting the proposed “buy-back” and settlement of the policies by a chapter 11 debtor/primary insured.
  • A major oil & gas company in connection with the spinoff of its chemicals subsidiary. 
  • Swiss Post/Mail Source AG in its acquisition of Forrest Solutions.
  • A minority investor in the recapitalization of WRG Media, Inc., and the disposition of related assets.
  • BNY Capital Partners and The 1818 Mezzanine Fund in the restructuring of Caliber Holdings Corp.
  • A major sports league in connection with the third-party acquisition of a licensee of the league’s intellectual property, and in connection with various team financings.

Pro Bono

  • Representation, through Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, of an artist in the bankruptcy of a gallery owner.
  • Advised nonprofit organization committed to the furtherance of Finnish music in the USA regarding governance and exempt-organization matters.
  • Represented amici curiae in National Abortion Federation v. Alberto Gonzales, a challenge to the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, on appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
  • New York Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2013)